I got my 50th Follower a couple of days ago. As Sally Field famously said in her acceptance speech for her second Oscar, “I want to say ‘Thank you’ to you. […] And I can't deny the fact that you like me … right now … you like me! Thank you.”
Actually…Sally? Can you come here a second?
(One of the most misquoted quotes in film history, by the way – she never says “You like me! You really do!” It’s right there with “Play it again Sam” and “Do you feel lucky”. The difference here is that it was a real speech.)
I would have reached this milestone sooner, but a few months ago I had one Follower who joined and then removed themselves a couple days later. I felt like doing the Robin Williams routine from one of his comedy shows (Live at the Met, I think). He saw someone in the audience get up and start to walk out. He cried out, “Wait! Come back! I can be funnier. I promise!”
My guess is that I either wrote something that offended this person, or because I had not yet had a chance to check out their blog and become a Follower they cut me off. It was okay; I only cried myself to sleep for the first few nights.
While 50 isn’t that big a number compared to most blogs I follow, I honestly never thought I’d have anywhere near that many. I’m not on any social media, so I don’t attract any attention that way. People find my posts either by following links that other bloggers put up (many thanks!), or because my comments on other blogs attract their attention enough to check out what else I have written. I actually get a lot more traffic from Google searches than I expected, but I don’t know that I’ve picked up too many Followers from it.
Anyway, my thanks to everyone who takes to time to read my thoughts on movies and other topics. I appreciate it.